On this day in history ...........................

    On this day in history ...........................

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-11-25


    Do you know what happened on this day ............?

    On this day ...In 1783 UK troops left New York City, the last outpost in the USA.The first flight of the deHavilland Mosquito took place in 1940. The Mosquito was made almost entirely of wood and was nicknamed 'The Wooden Wonder' or Mossie. Gotcha, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, opened in London, at the Ambassador's Theatre in 1952In 1969 John Lennon returned his MBE. He was protesting against British involvement in Biafra and support of the US in Vietnam.In 1973 the then U.S. President Richard Nixon called for a ban on the sale of petrol on Sundays. He was responsding to the Arab Oil Embargo.In 1984 Band Aid rock stars began recording 'Do They Know It's Christmas', to aid famine relief in Ethiopia.In 1986 the furore started with the breaking of the Iran-Contra affair erupts when President Reagan reveals the secret arms dealing.The football family lost one of its greatest players with the death in 2005 of George Best who died at the age of 59 after suffering multiple organ failure. Best's footballing skills were best described in a quote 'Maradona good; Pelé better; George Best.'

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